January 1, 2017 Subject:
Would be nice to give credit where credit is due
This is one of the four plates from a "proof" edition of Khunrath's Amphtheatrum, Hamburg, circa 1595. As far as I reckon there are four copies of the complete edition. This was followed around 1608/9 with a much enlarged edition with four additional plates, followed again with a reprint in 1653. The four copies I know of are as follows:
1) One in the Duveen collection (abridged on line), 2) Oberösterreichische Landesbibliothe (on line),
3) University of Darmstadt (Unconfirmed. The on line post is a version of the later print edition), and
4) University of Basel, Switzerland
The plates make number five, albeit lacking the remainder of Khunrath's original intent. The plates rendered here are perhaps the finest of the on line examples; despite the low resolution they are rich in detail and very readable.